East Works Careers (EWC), funded by London Legacy Development Corporation, is a two-year programme to support those who are:
Living in Newham, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest
From under represented groups (BAME, gender in STEM related roles)
In need of additional support to prepare them for the next positive step in life; e.g. employment, university
Led by BTEG working in partnership with West Ham United Foundation and Elevation Networks the programme will work with 250 young people and 100 BAME graduates to provide careers support, advice and guidance.
Why is there a need for this project?
Employer feedback says that local young people would benefit from extra support to:
Increase their confidence to apply for jobs they currently feel are beyond their reach/capabilities
Increase their knowledge about where and how to apply for jobs – often to companies on their doorstep (Canary Wharf, QEOP)
EWC will provide tailored careers support to increase chances of local young people getting local, high quality jobs – particularly in the construction, tech and creative sectors
The project has three distinct parts. See here for a detailed view.
For further information about this project, please contact Indra Nauth: firstname.lastname@example.org
Views of graduates who attended the last programme:
“Been looking for a job for 7 months. Secured one 4 weeks after completing this BAME programme.”
“This BAME programme is an absolute MUST to attend. I recommend it to all graduates.”
“...Incredibly informative. I learnt what employers are looking for...”